Meditation & Yoga Center

for Individual or Group Retreats


Welcome to our family meditation center, where we will take care of you during your group or solitary retreat.

This magical and quiet place is situated in the very heart of authentic Mexico (Chiapas) at an altitude of 2200m above sea level. We are surrounded by forests, valleys and mountains.

Our deepest aspiration is to share the ancient spiritual teachings in a loving family atmosphere...and to offer you a space, support and all the necessary conditions for deep inner transformation and for revealing your True Nature.


Welcome to Hridaya Family!

(in English)

Bienvenidos a Hridaya Family!

(en Español)

  At our center you will find: 
  • a quiet, peaceful atmosphere
  • family care and spiritual support
  • a balanced climate the whole year:(18-25C during the day, 5-14C at night). 
  • variety of local fruits/vegetables and healhy delicious food
  • safety (no dangerous mosquitos/animals, and clean water)
  • beautiful walking tracks in the forest
  • daily Hridaya yoga and meditation sessions
  • spacious meditation hall with panoramic view
  • the healing fresh air of the mountains and pine forest
*(for solitary/dark room retreats an individual diet or a detox program are available)

  • Personal Solitary Retreat - Upon Request
    Time is TBD
    Hridaya Family, The Center is located 15 min from beautiful colonial town San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico
    "Silence is the language God speaks and anything else is a bad translation,” - Thomas Keating
  • Dark Room Retreats - Upon Request
    Time is TBD
    Hridaya Family
    Time is TBD
    Hridaya Family, The Center is located 15 min from beautiful colonial town San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico
    A solitary retreat in complete darkness: an opportunity to dive deeper with yourSelf and to strengthen your meditation practice.
  • 10 Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat*
    Jul 21, 4:00 PM CDT – Aug 01, 10:00 AM CDT
    Hridaya Family , carretera 190 tuxtla - san cristobal de las casas, San Nicolás km. 76, 29353 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico
    Welcome back home, into the Heart

*In August 2022 we are only hosting Solitary and Dark Room Retreats.  


Who am I?

What our students say
A magical place surrounded by nature and silence! I have chosen the 10-day Silent Meditation Retreat and it was one of my very special and important experiences to gain ... to reconnect more with my heart and to gain more knowledge about the mind. All the members of the retreat met me with so much unconditional love and most of the time "without using words" :) I am infinitely grateful for this ALL and would do it again and again! 

- Susan -



Yoga of the Spiritual Heart

“Hridaya means Heart. Hridaya Yoga is the yoga of the sweetness of the Heart. It is the Heart of Yoga.”

Hridaya Meditation is based on the Indian tradition of Advaita Vedanta, as taught by the great 20th-century sage Ramana Maharshi and now shared by my teacher Sahajananda, one of the leading meditation teachers in the world. This method is a very profound and yet, very simple: it points directly to the Truth in many different ways so everyone can find the path which best suits him/her.

The teachings present traditional and ancient spiritual principles in accessible and clear way. They invite you to the inner Silence, to the divine essence of your being and, yet, you are not asked to deny the outer world: on the contrary, you are invited to celebrate all the expressions of life as manifestation of the Divine.

You learn how to see the Divine in everything, you reveal your nature of awareness and spaciousness, and this brings freedom and peace, love and acceptance.

Enjoy nature, simplicity and comfort... as well as delicious healthy food


The Main House is made of mostly Natural Materials: wood and bricks. It has a Spacious Meditation hall of 100m2 with a wooden floor and lots of huge windows from where you can enjoy a Panoramic Peaceful View over the valley and forest.

In the same building there is a Kitchen and Dining Room in a traditional Mexican style, as well as 3 shared Bathrooms, 3 small dorms (for max. 2 pers. in each) and 2 spacious twin Rooms with private terrace.

There are large Terraces, both covered and opened, where you can relax and Enjoy Nature.

There are also some Private Cabins (Cabañas) for those who wish stay on site but more isolated. Some cabins are equipped in order to have a Possibility to cook your own food and have a terrace with a view over the valley.

There are also Hammocks on the territory as well as some Beautiful Spots where you can meditate alone.

On site there is also a Garden where we grow Organic Veggies and Fruits.